Archive | June, 2016

Monday, a fresh start

20 Jun

I started to write a Friday I’m in Love post last week and I came up at a loss.  My city, the city beautiful, the city I grew up in, was brutally attacked last Sunday morning. Everyone in the world knows all the news that plastered CNN, Fox News and local stations.  So it was hard for me to come up with my loves.  I spent the week alone while Britton traveled and every day I watched the news and talked with friends about what was happening.  But the person I wanted to talk with most was in Mexico, so far from my reality.

Yesterday at Church we held a special prayer service to pray for our city, for first responders, for the families and friends directly affected.  I found hope on Sunday.  I’m working towards peace.

So today after spending a lot of time grieving, and feeling anger this week I plan to start a new.  Find more things to love and appreciate.  People always say to find the good that comes from the tragedy and all week I think I’ve seen those things.  Over 5300 people were out to give blood THE DAY of the tragedy.  Counter protesters blocked grieving families from the negativity of a hateful group and over 55,000 people showed up at Lake Eola last night for a candlelight vigil.  And all over the world cities are standing beside our city, Orlando, to share their support and love for a community that has faced so much hardship.

These are the things that help me move forward.  To see the world throw their arms around our city to help bring us light in the face of darkness.  Our church put together a great list of ways we can support our community now in our time of need. There’s a lot we can do to continue to show the world that we are united. That love is love is love. That Orlando won’t live in fear.

I will be still. I will not fret. I will hope in the Lord.

Friday I’m in Love

10 Jun

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Friday night we went to Animal Kingdom to see some of the new night activity happening at the park.  My cousin is a drummer in the new Jungle Book Alive show and it was AWESOME!  He is an amazing performer and I had so much fun watching him on the stage. I’m hoping the show isn’t over when our tickets are active again in August so we can see the show again!

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Last Saturday we did a Childbirth 101 class with Florida Hospital.  I was pretty skeptical about taking one of these classes and I’ll be honest, I didn’t learn a whole lot of new information.  But it did help me feel more prepared for what we’ve got coming in a few (or six) weeks.  What I really enjoyed was Britton being there with me. He learned some techniques to help me relax during the process and it helps that he always knows how to make me laugh.  I hope he can keep that up when I’ve been in labor for HOURS!

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A Day at Home with a Newborn. Early this week I came across this article.  I shared it with Britton and now I’m sharing it with all of you!  I’m so glad he will be home to see the chaos of caring for a newborn!

This week has been full of crummy weather but I’m hopeful this weekend brings us some sunshine and fun!  Have a good weekend friends!

 

 

Friday I’m in Love

3 Jun

After this short week I can’t believe its already Friday!

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My first love of the week has to be going to friends’ weddings.  It has been so long since I’ve seen and hung out with so many of the friends I made at Rollins as a graduate assistant and this last weekend at Amit and Barbara’s wedding I had too much fun! Huge shout out to my bestie merebear for instigating all the fun!  And thanks to Britton for catching this snipit of me dancing like a fool, 8 months pregnant!

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On Monday, due to the over activity of the weekend, I was feeling like crap.  I just can’t dance, stand, walk around, party, enjoy myself like I could when I wasn’t pregnant and I haven’t gotten the hang of it.  I am so thankful for my dad, Britton and Foster (my three favorite guys) for taking such good care of me.  Dad brought Foster home to me even though it was SO out of the way.  Britton helped me relax and get comfortable once we made it home from south Florida.  and lastly, Foster snuggled up next to me to comfort me after Britton left on a work trip.  I love you all and I thank you for taking such good care of me!

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Did anyone else read this article on women’s clothing sizes.  I’ve been saying to Britton for years now I wish women’s clothes weren’t tied to a number or a size but rather a symbol or color so we don’t always feel so bad about the size we buy in the store.  It’s not an indicator of our health.  Women’s clothing sizes are so completely arbitrary and they consistently make us feel bad about ourselves.  I really appreciate this guys facebook post and the article that followed. I’m sick of feeling bad about myself for the size I buy to feel comfortable in my clothes.  Who’s with me?

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I started watching the HBO show Silicon Valley this week as something to have on the tv. Holy moly its hilarious!  Just watching this trailer again made me crack up!  If you haven’t watched it yet (and clearly I’m behind the game by 3 seasons) you should.  It’s funny.

Tomorrow Britton and I are in the childbirth 101 class at Florida Hospital ALL DAY! I am sure I will learn a lot but I’ll admit, I’m not really looking forward to it and I’m sure he isn’t either!

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

#barbiesdreamkarr

1 Jun

One of my best friends got married on Memorial Day weekend and I was so excited to be able to celebrate with them!  Britton and I went down to Boca Raton for the wedding festivities on Saturday and hoped to be able to spend some time at the beach with the guests and wedding party.  Unfortunately we were running late that day and got there in time to get ready for dinner.

We ate in downtown Delray Beach which was absolutely adorable.  I made reservations at a place called Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar.  The food was great but the atmosphere was even more fun!  There was a loud bar crowd but it didn’t deter from the experience.  After dinner we walked the town and I got a delicious, chocolate covered popsicle 🙂 it was delicious!

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After dinner we met up with the wedding crew at their hotel, the Delray Sands.  I had a lot of fun meeting some new people and catching up with old friends.

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Sunday we were up early to join my friends Meredith and Candace for breakfast. Afterwards we went back to the wedding party’s hotel to swim in the pool and relax with old friends.  It was very hot outside but I had a lot of fun in the pool with some old friends from Rollins.

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Sunday evening was the main event.  We got ready back at our hotel and then headed to the Seagate Country Club for the wedding festivities.  I was feeling quite out of place being 8 months pregnant and the size of a whale but luckily all my friends were extremely nice, telling me I was beautiful in my large state!

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The ceremony was beautiful and I danced the night away at the reception.  We had a great time that evening which made for an uncomfortable Monday for this very pregnant woman!

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate the marriage of Amit and Barbara this weekend.  After being Amit’s friend for almost 10 years, I am so glad he found his other half!